January 13, 2005 Subject: ZONE and its ripples
This class is full of small details and anecdotes of how language was blown around in early modernism before crossing the atlantic and landing at Kerouac and Ginsberg's time square door. The class is bit rambling which makes it hard to outline but there are connections made by Allen between it all.
0: begins with Appolinaire and places him in the big story of modern art/lit history.
15:30: Cezanne's method (I believe Allen write a big paper on Cez in college?)
28: Introduces LaForgue
29: Sentimental Blockade
50: Modernity and the modern city of the dead (Baudelaire, Rimbaud)
56: Le Pont Mirabeau in french
1:03:30: Frank O' Hara's general exhibitionist poetic theory - Personism
1:05: Poem Read at the Funeral of Andre Salmon
1:12:50: Was Mayakovsky and his group familiar with Zone?
1:14: Self Mythologizing and caricturizing? Watts' interpretation of the Beats. southern ca vs. northern ca. writers. (radicals, lushes and buddhists)
1:18: "I dare to make noise..."
1:19: "Adventures of my seven uncles" Last line - influence of Cendrars